09 Jun Welcome to the Board!
The AJBCC is thrilled to announce that Ashurst Global CEO Paul Jenkins and PwC Australia CEO Tom Seymour have joined the AJBCC Board of Directors.
Paul Jenkins is Global CEO of Ashurst and is based in Sydney and London. He is a member of the Ashurst board and has been a partner at the firm since 2006.
Paul lived and practised as a lawyer in Tokyo early in his career, and now regularly visits Japan where Ashurst has one of its 29 offices.
Paul was recently recognised by the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Report as one of the Top 10 innovators in Asia Pacific, and in Legal 500 Asia Pacific as a Leading Individual in Debt Capital Markets. Paul’s successful legal practice has encompassed banking, corporate finance, debt capital markets and securitisation, including acting for Japanese banks.
Tom Seymour is the CEO of PwC Australia and leads a team of more than 700 partners and 8,000 staff across PwC’s three businesses – Assurance, Financial Advisory and Consulting.
Previously, Tom was Managing Partner of PwC Australia’s Financial Advisory business, covering Tax and Legal services, Deals, Infrastructure advisory and Private Clients. He was also the Tax Leader for PwC’s Asia Pacific network, and part of the PwC Global Tax and legal leadership team.
Admitted as a partner in 2002, Tom has more than 25 years’ experience on taxation matters, particularly in the infrastructure, mining and energy industry sectors. Over his career Tom has led PwC teams advising on some of Australia’s largest public and private transactions. He has played a key role in PwC’s tax policy agenda, working with both state and federal governments seeking to improve Australia’s tax system, and has been a regular contributor to public debates on tax policy and broader economic reform.